STUDY OF POST-TRANSPLANT DIABETES MELLITUS IN LIVE - DONOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS
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Posttrartsplantation diabetes mellitus (PTDM) is a major medical problem that adversely affect the recipient and the graft after renal transplantation. Its exact incidence has been difficult to determine among previous studies. This study was done on 1558 patients received live donor renal allograft. 286 patients (18.2%) developed PT'DM and they constitute the patient group that was studied against a control group of 316 nondiabetic recipient. The study showed that the incidence of PTDM was highest during the first 6 months posttransplantation. The main risk factors were : older recipient age. positive family history of diabetes mellitus. obesity. the use of calcineurin inhibitors, the total steroid dose and HCV infection.. It adversely affect the patient survival and the graft function and is responsible for many medical complications that affect the recipient.